Lecturer Positions in Chinese at  UC Davis


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of California, Davis, invites applications for two full-time positions of Lecturer in Chinese beginning July 1, 2005.  These are one-year appointments with the possibility of renewal.  Primary duties are modern Chinese (Mandarin) courses at various levels as assigned.  Possibilities of teaching classical Chinese and Chinese literature and culture courses also exist. The current teaching load is 11-12 class meeting hours per week or 7-9 courses for the academic year. Requirements include an MA in either Chinese linguistics, literature, second-language acquisition, or other relevant fields, native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English, excellence in teaching all levels of Mandarin, and ability to teach in close coordination with teaching assistants.  The department prefers candidates with college teaching experience in the U.S., long-term commitment to program development, ability to apply modern technology in classroom teaching, and education beyond the M.A. level.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The current salary range is approximately $35,868 - $41,712.

Application materials should include a cover letter describing your qualifications (including a brief description of teaching methods found to be successful), curriculum vitae, samples of student evaluations, and names and addresses of three references.  A video demonstration on tape or CD of classroom teaching is highly welcome.  Send complete application to: Prof. Chia-ning Chang, Chair, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8601 by December 15, 2004.  Positions will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted at the ACTFL conference in Chicago in November. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement.